Caramel Chocolate Oat Bars - the most delicious bars that you'll ever taste, oozing with chocolate & creamy caramel. Easy, gooey, & sure to please a crowd!
For Microwave: Heat contents on high for 60 second intervals, stirring between each heat burst. This will likely take 4-5 minutes before caramel is fully melted and will combine with cream fully. For stovetop: Put caramels and cream over medium heat in a saucepan and stir continuously until caramel and cream have fully combined and are smooth.
Slowly and evenly pour caramel sauce over chocolate (running hot water and soap over bowl or pan quickly will prevent a sticky solidified mess for later).
Prepare for your hands to get buttery!
Evenly crumble leftover oatmeal cookie dough over the caramel layer - don't worry if it feels like not all caramel is perfectly covered.
Return pan to oven and back for about 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are browning slightly.
Allow bars to cool completely on stove top before moving to fridge to cool for as long as possible - for best texture, we want the caramel to cool and set completely; this can take up to four hours - I recommend overnight for best result and easiest cutting into bars later on.
Remove bars from pan (remove all aluminum foil from bars, if used).
Cut and serve with milk (and napkins)!!
Storage: Bars will keep best in airtight container - If in fridge, will keep for two weeks. If at room temp, will keep for one week. If in freezer, will keep up to four months.